The impact of music education on children is profound.
Music does more than just make sounds, it changes the way we think and act. The skills your child will learn in music will help them be successful on the stage, in the classroom, and for the rest of their lives.
of admissions officers of the nation's major universities say high school credit and achievement in the arts are significant considerations for admission
points scored higher on the SAT for students involved in public school music programs according to the College Entrance Examination Board.
Lewis Thomas, physician and biologist, found that music majors comprise the highest percentage of accepted medical students.
of respondents (Gallup Poll), believe music is part of a well-rounded education and should be offered as part of the regular curriculum in schools.
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The Martinsville High School Band has maintained a tradition of excellence for over 70 years. The band program consistently involves over 20% of the school population. In recent years the band program has received superior ratings in Concert and Jazz festivals in Walt Disney World , Atlanta (2002), Virginia Beach and Pigeon Forge. The Bulldog Marching Band and Jazz Band has performed the Star Spangled Banner on Televised National Broadcasts for FOX, FS1, NBC and ESPN Martinsville High School also received the Grammy Museum Foundation GRAMMY Signature School Community Award in 2017 for outstanding efforts in high school music education.
Students who participate in music have the lowest levels of current and lifelong use of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs among any group in our society.
H. Con. Res 266
United States Senate, June 2000
Students taking courses in music performance and music appreciation scored higher in the SAT than students with no arts participation.
College Entrance Examination Board
College-Bound Seniors National Report
Schools that have music programs have significantly higher graduation rates than those without music programs (90.2 percent compared to 72.9 percent).